Ritenour Schools Collect More than 13,000 Food Items for Families in Need
Ritenour students and staff members are making the holiday season happier for families in need throughout the district after collecting 13,685 nonperishable food items during the annual food drive.
On Nov. 19, members of the police and public works departments from municipalities throughout the Ritenour School District packed their trucks and flatbeds with hundreds of boxes of food from Ritenour schools and brought them to the Ritenour Co-Care food pantry.
Schools collected nonperishable food and money to purchase turkeys and other holiday foods throughout November for families within their schools who are served by Ritenour Co-Care and the Joint Police Chiefs Christmas Basket Program, which is organized by police chiefs from every municipality in the district. The food will then be packaged with other items and given to Ritenour families in need during the holiday season.
Ritenour Middle School (RMS) continued its tradition of being the top Ritenour school for the annual food drive. This year, RMS students and staff collected 3,500 items. Each of the other Ritenour schools also did an outstanding job with donations:
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